LogViewer for Time Machine
Developer: Ron van Rens
Current Version: 1.05
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 1.2 MB - Download
View any errors Time Machine logs, but does not tell you about! Having problems with Time Machine or is it failing on you and you don't know why? You want to make sure your backups are free of errors?
*** FEATURES ***
With 'LogViewer for Time Machine' you can easily view the logs of current and previous backups. Any error will be displayed in red. There's an active Time Machine backup? Just press the refresh button to keep track of what's going on behind the scenes. You can browse through the different backup logs by using the left and right arrow button.
As of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) your user has to have administrator rights for LogViewer to be able to read the logentries. If you prefer to use LogViewer without administrator rights, please have a look at our support page for an easy workaround.
*** WHAT USERS SAY ***
★★★★★ "This little utility should have been included in OS X . . . Fast and easy to use . . . I love that I can instantly check for issues within Time Machine"
★★★★★ "Fixes an important omission in Time Machine . . . This app has just saved me a load of time and grief! . . . Thanks for such a useful app!"
★★★★★ "Incredibly useful Application! . . . Extremely informative; especially useful when a Backup has failed!"
★★★★★ "This app is very usefull for analyzing problems with Time Machine."
✓ Fixed an issue where manual backups in Mountain Lion were not properly split into separate logs.
✓ Retina support.
Most Helpful Reviews
Will not run on my iMac - Every time I launch Logviewer it apparently enters and endless loop reading the log files and it is very difficult to shut down at that point. One time I had to shutdown using the power button to get the app to quit. Definitely unacceptable in my view.
More Reviews for Current Version
Well worth the small cost - Much more convenient than using console to filter the backup entries from the raw log files. The app displays each backup session separately, from most recent to oldest. It colors warning/error messages red, highlighting potential problems, a real aid in resolving backup problems. It has proven very helpful to me in resolving my backup problems. The only inconvenience is that, because of OS X settings and App Store restrictions, by default LogViewer has to be run from an account with administrative privileges. However, the author's support site (linked to above, if you're reading this in the App Store app) provides a well-thought-out solution. Again, if your account normally has administrative privileges, this is not even an issue. A model for a nicely designed inexpensive utility.